Warrant issued for former Eldorado police chief

Warrant issued for former El Dorado police chief

ELDORADO, Okla. (TNN) - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a former Eldorado Police Chief and current city employee, accused of rape by instrumentation.

A warrant has been issued for 43-year-old Michael Lee Tinney.

According to an affidavit, he’s accused of sexually assaulting a woman on 4th Street in Eldorado on July 30th. The woman escaped from Tinney by stepping out of her shoes and shorts, and ran down the street.

The Mayor says Tinney is still an employee at the city. They have not yet had a meeting to place him on administrative leave.

Once arrested, Tinney’s bond will be set at $200,000.

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